As WTOP depressingly reported, DC was ranked as the sixth least attractive city in the nation by Travel + Leisure’s America’s Favorite Cities survey. This poor showing should come as a surprise to absolutely no one who has lived here for more than five minutes. As someone once told me, Washington is the Hollywood for ugly people. We’ve got a lot of power and gravitas, but good looks we do not.
We also didn’t score very well for style or friendliness, but won with flying colors for museums/galleries (#1), historical sites/monuments (#1) and cultural getaways (#2). So I guess that makes us ugly but interesting. We’re the “but (s)he has a great personality” of cities, if you will. Better than nothing, right?